PLAYSTATION®3
Gran Turismo®5: Academy Edition
Release Date: September 26, 2012
GT5: Academy Edition was created to celebrate the success of GT Academy. In 2012 over 830,000 PlayStation®3 owners across Europe downloaded the Qualification Demo to enter the competition. After national finals across the 11 participating countries, 36 gamers went to Silverstone in August for the famous Race Camp.

The game has been re-mastered from the original to include all functionality updates since launch as well as bonus DLC – including more than 30 extra vehicles and 3 new courses plus paint packs and racing gear. The game will also include a special new Nissan GT-R driven in the Nürburgring 24H race by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi with team-mate Lucas Ordoñez, the first GT Academy winner.

In addition to the above, this edition will contain a special in-game competition and a Gran Turismo® Boutique discount voucher.
 

All functionality updates and new content

The special edition will provide buyers with a re-mastered version of GT5 including all functionality updates to date (up to 2.07) as well as a host of downloadable content (DLC) that has been released for the game since its high-profile launch in November 2010. The new content, previously available to purchase from PlayStation®Store, includes new cars, tracks, paints and racing gear and is valued at over €25.96 if purchased separately.

 

Complete Pack

This DLC contains the Racing Car Pack, Racing Gear Pack, Paint Pack and Course Pack for Gran Turismo 5.

 
Car Pack 2 (4 Cars)

Four new cars are available, including the new and improved R35 GT-R 2012 Black Edition.

 
Car Pack 3 (6 Cars)

Includes six unique cars from the past and present, including Lamborghini's newest flagship model Aventador as well as cars like the '66 Volkswagen 1200.

 
Speed Test Pack

This test pack includes acceleration and top speed tests, making it possible to measure the acceleration time, section time, top speed, and a variety of stats for your cars.

 

Nissan GT-R N24 GT Academy ’12

This DLC adds the Nissan GT-R N24 GT Academy '12 to Gran Turismo 5, a car that achieved a SP8T class victory in the 2012 Nürburgring 24 hour race. Relive the victory at the Nürburgring with this new downloadable content!

 

Exclusive in-game competition

GT5™: Academy Edition will offer buyers the chance to enter an exclusive competition - the GT Academy Challenge(1). The prize will be for seven gamers to follow in the footsteps of the GT Academy alumni for a day of intensive driver training at the world-famous Silverstone Circuit, home of the GT Academy Race Camp. The best driver on the day, judged by Silverstone’s top team of instructors, will then be invited for a VIP trip for two to the famous Le Mans 24 Hours race in June 2013.

The GT Academy Challenge competition will be exclusively open to purchasers of GT5: Academy Edition from 00:01GMT on 01 January, 2013 and will run until 23:59GMT on 31 January. One winner will also be chosen from a live competition being held on the Nissan stand at the Paris Motor Show from 29 September to 14 October, 2012.

The six winners from the in game competition and one winner from the Paris Motor Show will then travel to Silverstone in March. One eventual lucky winner of the Silverstone competition, and a guest, will then travel to the Le Mans 24 Hours in June as VIP guests of GT Academy partner Nissan.

 

Exclusive Gran Turismo Boutique discount voucher

As well as the exclusive competition and DLC, purchasers of GT5: Academy Edition will receive a 25% discount voucher for the online Gran Turismo® Boutique(2).
Console: PlayStation®3
Release Date: September 26, 2012
Number of players:1-2 (online: up to 16)
Genre: Online Real Driving Simulator
Distributor/Producer: Sony Computer Entertainment/Polyphony Digital Inc.
(1) Terms and conditions will apply. Entrants must be over 18 years of age and will require a full driving licence and ability to travel to the UK and France. They must be resident in one of the following countries: Austria, Czech Rep., Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rep. of Ireland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, UK.
(2) GT Boutique is available only in the following countries: Germany, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, Russia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Portugal, Australia, New Zealand.